Tag Archives: Social Security

The Sins Of The Father

When I woke up this morning I had every intention of writing about something else.  Then I read the Washington Post and Marc Fisher’s story: Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts caught my eye. 

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What Was The Message?

The “news” came out of Ft. Bragg Thursday morning, but it was the same old story.  Sexual harasser in the Army basically gets away with it.  In a six minute long “sentencing hearing” one-star General Jeffrey Sinclair was reprimanded, fined … Continue reading

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A Display Of Economic Ignorance

I have long accused the right wing of economic ignorance.  This week they displayed it again.  The only question is whether it was willful or not. 

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Anchors Aweigh

Today I am going to do something atypical; I’m going to dispense free political advice to both the Democrats and Republicans.  What makes this advice truly unusual is that it is basically the same advice to both.  Republicans are making … Continue reading

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Entiltlement Is Not A Dirty Word For Most

Today is going to be a rant day.  It started with the despicable thing Congress did to our military veterans by messing, (I’m trying not to use dirty words), with their pensions.  Those who mislabel themselves as conservatives have tried … Continue reading

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It Must Be Working

My Sunday article expressed skepticism that healthcare.gov would be working as of that date.  Note, I said skepticism, not alarm.  The important thing had not changed, despite the disastrous rollout: the law is a great achievement in the quest for … Continue reading

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Hate To Say It, But We Told You So

Today is the day the Obamacare website is supposed to be functioning fine for at least 80% of users.  I hate to sound like part of the right wing doomsday machine, but it probably won’t be.  Last week the Supreme … Continue reading

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Obamacare As A 2014 Issue

Sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same.  Today’s Republican Party is a great example of that.  After their dismal performance in the 2012 election the RNC famously conducted a postmortem.  RNC Chair Reince Priebus even made … Continue reading

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Donor Beware

One of the recurring themes in my writing is the money in politics.  There is simply too much of it and it has undue influence.  It is a barrier to entry for too many people who would make fine public … Continue reading

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Same Agenda – Different Tactic

For nearly eighty years the Republican Party has fought Social Security.  For nearly fifty years they have fought Medicare and Medicaid.  Considering that I am in the sixth decade of my life, I anticipate that they will be fighting Obamacare … Continue reading

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